The bookseries publishes the proceedings of symposia organised by the International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (IUTAM).
Every two years the IUTAM General Assembly decides on the list of IUTAM-sponsored Symposia. The Assembly calls upon the advice of the Symposia panels. Proposals for symposia are made through the Assembly members, the Adhering Organizations, and the Affiliated Organizations.
The IUTAM Symposia are reserved to invited participants. Those wishing to participate in an IUTAM Symposium are therefore advised to contact the Chairman of the Scientific Committee in due time in advance of the meeting. From 1996 to 2010, Kluwer Academic Publishers, now Springer, was the preferred publisher of the refereed proceedings of the IUTAM Symposia. (In rare cases the Proceedings are published as special issues of appropriate journals.)